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“liberated Grounds”: The IBW's Independence and Reorganization

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the separation between the IBW and the Martin Luther King Center. The King Center leadership was frustrated at the IBW's consultations with Black intellectuals who held a ... More


The Vietnam War and Black Power: The Deepening Divide, 1966

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 describes the deepening divisions in the civil rights movement in 1966 and the concomitant rise of Black Power. On January 3, the murder of Sammy Younge Jr., a navy veteran and SNCC ... More


White Problems and the Roots of Black Power

E. James West

in Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043116
eISBN:
9780252051999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043116.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter documents how Bennett specifically, and Ebony more broadly, began to use black history as a lens through which to critique the gains and trajectory of the civil rights movement and the ... More


“Africa’s Musical Ambassador”: Miriam Makeba and the “Voice of Africa” in the United States

Ruth Feldstein

in How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195314038
eISBN:
9780199344819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314038.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1958, South African singer Miriam Makeba arrived in the United States and catapulted to international stardom. Known as “Belafonte’s protégé,” she sang for President Kennedy, testified before the ... More


The Curious Twist

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0011
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter is set at the 1967 Congress for the Dialectics of Liberation, held over ten days in July in London. Drawing on transcripts and film of the event, the chapter presents a radical movement ... More


Black Power and White Fear

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the introduction of the slogan “Black Power” by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman Stokely Carmichael in a march as a response to the shooting of ... More


“You Will Not Be Able to Stay Home, [Sister]”

Joseph R. Fitzgerald

in The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176499
eISBN:
9780813176529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176499.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter starts by describing Gloria Richardson’s new life in New York City, but the story quickly moves back to Cambridge, Maryland. There, in the summer of 1967, she facilitated Black Power ... More


A Crisis of Victory

Yvonne Ryan

in Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143798
eISBN:
9780813144467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143798.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The passage of the Voting Rights Act coincided with Wilkins’s tenth anniversary as head of the NAACP. On the face of it, all appeared well. Under his watch the Association’s income, membership, and ... More


The Only American Community Where Men Call Each Other “Brother” When They Meet: Redefining Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the 1960s: Redefining Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the 1960s

Ted Ownby

in Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes activists who rejected the idea of a crisis in African American family life. In response to the Moynihan Report of 1965, many African Americans rejected claims about the ... More


The Meredith March, June–July 1966

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Holmes County leadership was pulled away from elections and into James Meredith's March Against Fear when Meredith was shot. The Lorenzis and Rathus Hayes met Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, ... More


How to Integrate: The Redistribution of Power

Sharon A. Stanley

in An Impossible Dream?: Racial Integration in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639976
eISBN:
9780190640002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639976.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 3 describes a radical redistribution of power as a second crucial component of integration. Drawing on the work of Clarissa Rile Hayward, it conceives of power as a set of social boundaries ... More


Love and Trust

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter interrogates Gregory Bateson's message to the Congress on the Dialectics of Liberation in particular, and his ecology of mind in general, on the question of defeatism and despair. If ... More


All Power, All Poetry, to the People: From “Negro” to “Black” National Anthem

Imani Perry

in May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the revival of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” within the context of the rise of the Black Power movement and the attendant institutional life. It reads Black Power in terms of both ... More


Mileston, September–October 1964

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the construction of the Holmes County Community Center at Mileston (HCCC), the role of Mary Brumder and Californians Abe Osheroff and Jim Boebel and the efforts of COFO workers ... More


Conflict in the Community: Separation for Black Power, 1966–1974

Zoë Burkholder

in An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 charts the most contested phase of Black educational activism in the North as support for Black-controlled schools expanded alongside the Black Power movement, concurrent with the growth of ... More


Confrontation with Kodak: Corporate Responsibility Meets Black Power

Laura Warren Hill

in Strike the Hammer: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, New York, 1940-1970

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754258
eISBN:
9781501754418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754258.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the militant organization FIGHT targeted the Eastman Kodak Company by pressing the film conglomerate to hire and train the hard-core unemployed in 1966. It recounts how FIGHT's ... More


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